VGH: Career Conversations For Professionals

Presented by: 
Marlene Delanghe
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:00am
VGH and Area
Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel St. Room: DHCC9299 (9th Floor)
Focus Area: Workplace Skills (Career Development)


Program Summary

As an AAPS Professional, you think about your career future at UBC but may not be sure how to navigate possible opportunities. Ultimately it is you who manages your career but you can’t do it alone. It also involves others including your manager, ideally. But do you discuss growth opportunities with your manager?  Would you like it to occur, is it viable, and are you prepared to discuss your aspirations?    

A career conversation is more than a conversation about training, promotions and increased pay.  Growing your career begins with knowing yourself, identifying goals and assessing how those align with your departmental goals and UBC’s mandate.  It dovetails from the performance review and enables you to explore discussions of growth within your current role and potentially beyond it. Leverage the potential of this powerful partnership by being prepared. Accountability lies with you but your manager can enrich your process. And, whether you decide to involve your manager in a conversation or not, aspirations need a strategy and a plan.   

Professionals, attend this pragmatic workshop designed specifically for you so you are more prepared for the performance review and the related career conversation that addresses “where do we go from here?”  The focus of the session will be on the career development component of the conversation. 


AAPS Professionals looking to gain techniques and insights into engaging in a career conversation with their manager and proactive strategies for managing your career. Not sure if this session is right for you?  Please contact

You Will Learn

  • An overview of best practices of performance reviews and how to prepare for that can lead to increased self-awareness, personal growth and improved job outcomes
  • What is meant by “career development” utilizing a “lattice” approach
  • Strategies to approach your manager and preparation required to be ready
  • A framework for conducting career conversations; the role of your manager and what will be expected from you
  • Tips for discovering potential career options at UBC and development a career strategy
  • Tips for identifying your brand and creating a stand-out resume
  • An action plan

How You Will Learn

  • Lecture
  • Case Studies
  • Self-analysis
  • Theory Bursts
  • Small and large group discussions

About Your Facilitator

Marlene Delanghe, M.Ed., Principal of Career Solutions, a Human Resources Consulting Firm, with over 20 years of experience offering innovative career programming to growing, changing organizations and individuals.  She is passionate about partnering with companies to become an “Employer of Choice” through training and advisory in performance management, career management & mentorship programs that are state-of the-art, pragmatic, authentic and inspiring.  Her previous experience includes working for Fortune 500 companies.  As a professional and contributing member of her community, she is a member of the BCHRMA, mentors protégés of the Minerva Foundation, and contributes to “Sophia Wealth Academy” an annual fund-raiser for “Dress for Success”.

Event Details

Career Conversations for Professionals— How am I Doing and Where We Go From Here?
Facilitated by Marlene Delanghe
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 11:00am–12:50pm
Location: VGH & Area
Building: Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel St., [MAP]
Room: DHCC9299 (9th Floor)

To Register

Please email Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email. This session is open to AAPS members only and there is no cost to attend.

This session will also take place at Point Grey Campus click here for more information and to register.

If you are a manager with direct staff reports, you may also be interested in our complimentary session Career Conversations for Managers.

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session to registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

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